The Canadian Soldiers' Song Book/My Old Kentucky Home

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The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home
'Tis summer, the darkies are gay,
The corn top's ripe, and the meadow's in the bloom,
While the birds make music all the day.
The young folk roll on the little cabin floor,
All merry, and happy and bright;
By'n by hard times come a knocking at the door
Then my old Kentucky home good night.


Weep no more, my lady,
Oh, weep no more to-day,
We will sing one song for my old Kentucky home
For my old Kentucky home far away.